Four Seasons Resort at Kuda Huraa kicked off its annual Surfing Champions Trophy late Tuesday with an impressive line-up of surfing legends.
With local star Ismail Miglal representing the Maldives, this year’s line-up includes defending champion Taj Burrow of Australia, Maya Gabeira of Brazil, CJ Hobgood of the United States, Ross Williams of Hawaii, and Rob Machado of the US.
Speaking to Mihaaru, Ismail Miglal, who has shone at several international championships, said that despite sufficient lack of preparation, the opportunity to show off his skills in the Surfing Champions Trophy is too good to pass up.
The Maldives’ representative last year was Ibrahim Areef, who rose all the way to the semi-finals in the Thruster division. He lost out to Taj Burrow who bagged the trophy.
The defending champion told Mihaaru that he has been looking forward to the championship this year after his win in 2016. Noting that his rivals in the contest are good friends of his, Burrow said he was ready for a strong competition.
The Chief Guest at the opening ceremony was Minister of Environment and Energy, Thoriq Ibrahim. Also in attendance were State Environment Minister Abdul Shukoor Abdulla and the senior management of Four Seasons Kuda Huraa.
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